..Hello all, I cannot believe it's been two weeks already...I got my cath out this past Friday morning and have been working on the IC thing since. That hasn't been all that bad, dribble here and there. As many of you say when standing up I have a small dribble sometime. When reading all the other post I was ready for that to happen, only I figured it would be right at the moment I stood up..NOT! It's a good 20-30 seconds after the fact...so I have to stay attentive to this and stay "tight"...what a trip huh?....and a few stress leaks in the evening but nothing I can't deal with.
Still alittle sore here and there(down in the neither region) after walking, nothing too bad, more of a soreness than anything. I go over to the gym and walk there. I get more walking in as anyone that wants to talk are walking as well, not like the folks you meet on the sidewalks.
Of course the ED is an ongoing project and probably will be for awhile...but hey, we got to this point and that's the important thing....and, the therapy isn't all that bad if you have the right therapist helping out! :) ...never say never..
My prostate guy told me I could do nine holes next week on the golf course, told me not to do eighteen! Which I thought was really great, he's done over 1400 of these things and so far he's proved to me he knows what he's doing. ALTHOUGH....my hernia Doc put the Skids on that one.....I'm listening to both and listening to my inner self as well, my body's been talking alot here lately, and I'm listening......and to all of you as well...Thanks guys and gals for listening to me ramble, another thing, I can tell my friends this same thing...they smile and it makes them happy. BUT, the big difference is the fact you all understand how I feel...thanks again for being here........D
Pre-0p PSA Feb. 08, 5.0
PSA spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled
"missed" appointment this past Feb.
5 of 15 cores positive
Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this
site....."the first show of the day"
DaVinci completed 7.29.08, Bladder Sling installed, hernia repair
completed during surgery.
3hrs in surgery, 2 in recovery...trouble starting the airway pre-
Sent home 30hrs, JP drain in place 7days, catheter remains..
Path report "cancer fully contained"....Margins clear
Cath removed 8.8.08(ten days)...one lightly used pad 24 hours
ED therapy begins 8.9.08. 100mg viagra three times a week,
pump everyday and hold for ten minutes.
"just tryin' to reason with hurricane season"....